Nov 21, 2012 9:00pm PST
to share that dinner with my incredible family, my soulful husband, dan, and those fascinating and unique human beings who are my children, kate and cece and jack, all of whom i love with every fiber of my being. i'm thankful to be blessed with a mind-blowingly scrappy team here in "the war room." they put in long hours and heart and soul to create this and thoughtful show for you, and i'm grateful for you, dear viewers who found us on this upstart network and have stuck with us as we continue to grow. for everyone who has shared this journey, participated in this wonderful, infuriating, perplexing and inspiring story that is democracy. thank you. i'm grateful this is a story that will not end. so happy alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question wh
Nov 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
the president and ceo of general motors, dan ackerson is a known republican is the auto industry working republicans to get support for electric vehicles and if they are, how come they're not more successful? is there an oil lobby on the other side of this? >> certainly the oil industry is very powerful. they are out lobbying but remember 2011, president obama during the state of the union called for increasing that ev tax credit to $10,000 not just making a tax credit but a point of sale refund. so you can get the $10,000 off a volt or a leaf or a tesla at the dealership as opposed to waiting to get it on your tax return but there really hasn't been a big push by auto companies in part for anything because the climate has shifted so much. it is very anti-government spending in general. they're talking about what programs to cut not what programs to add. and the auto companies have not made a real concerted effort to get more funding for evs since the stimulus deal about $2.4 billion for battery plants and electric vehicles.